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Former press photographer attacked by dog

Jeff Trolley, former photographer with Hampshire-based News and Mail, has undergone surgery after being savaged by a dog.

Jeff, who worked for the company for 45 years, was walking with his partner in Farnborough when the Staffordshire Bull Terrier attacked them.

He was left needing a skin graft on his arm after the dog bit it down to the bone.

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The sixth Business Travel Journalism Awards are now open for entries. There are ten categories including best business travel supplement and a special achievement award.

Prizes will be presented at One Whitehall Place, London, on 17 November.

Deadline for entries is 10 September – for more information and to enter visit the awards website.

Bognor Regis Observer reporter Greg Miles is tackling the London 10K race in memory of a friend who died in a car crash.

He is hoping to raise £500 for road safety charity Brake and has already surpassed the halfway mark.

Greg’s friend, who was an aspiring musician, died in 2006 on his way home from a performance for BBC Southern Counties Radio.

Visit his online fundraising page to sponsor him for the 12 July race.

The Birmingham Mail is running a prize scheme for its best letter writer each week.

The top masterful musings of one of its readers will earn them a sterling silver impress of the historic Penny Black stamp worth £26. Letter of month winners will receive a stamp yearbook worth £58.

Former Bury Times reporter turned novelist Mike Morley has released his second book.

Called ‘Viper’, it follows a mafia mob call the Camorra and is the sequel to his best-selling debut book Spider.

The Birmingham Press Club is sporting a new-look website.

It’s now offering a more modern and brighter look – check it out by clicking the image below.